Jeep Cherokee (XJ): Grille. Grille opening panel (gop). Hood

Grille

REMOVAL

(1) Remove the headlamp/park lamp bezels.

(2) Remove the screws attaching the grille to the grille opening panel (GOP) (Fig. 1).

(3) Separate the grille from the GOP.

Fig. 1 Grille
Fig. 1 Grille

1 - NUT
2 - GRILLE
3 - GRILLE OPENING PANEL

INSTALLATION

(1) Position the grille in the GOP.

(2) Install the screws.

(3) Install the headlamp/park lamp bezels.

Grille opening panel (gop)

REMOVAL

(1) Remove headlamp bezels.

(2) Remove grille.

(3) Remove side marker lamps.

(4) Remove headlamps and park/turn signal lamps.

(5) Open hood.

(6) Remove nuts that attach GOP to front fenders (Fig. 2).

(7) Remove nuts attaching GOP to support bracket.

(8) Pull GOP forward and disconnect harness clips and front lamp harness connectors.

(9) Remove GOP from vehicle.

INSTALLATION

(1) Place GOP on bumper and secure all harness clips.

(2) Connect all lamp wire harness connectors.

Fig. 2 Grille Opening Panel
Fig. 2 Grille Opening Panel

1 - SUPPORT BRACKET
2 - GRILLE OPENING PANEL
3 - BODY

(3) Position GOP on vehicle.

(4) Install nuts attaching GOP to front fenders.

Tighten nuts to 4 N·m (38 in-lbs) torque.

(5) Install nuts attaching GOP to support bracket.

Tighten nuts to 4 N·m (38 in-lbs) torque.

(6) Install headlamps and park/turn signal lamps.

(7) Install grille.

(8) Install side marker lamps.

(9) Install headlamp bezels.

(10) Adjust headlamp aim, if necessary.

Hood

REMOVAL

(1) Raise hood.

(2) Disconnect underhood lamp wire harness connector, if equipped.

(3) Disconnect release cable from latch release bellcrank.

(4) Remove latch release cable clips and remove cable from hood (Fig. 3).

(5) Mark location of hood, hinges and hinge shims for installation.

(6) Remove bolts that attach hinges to hood.

(7) Remove hood from vehicle with aid of a helper.

INSTALLATION

(1) Position hood on shims and hinges; fingertighten hinge bolts.

(2) Align hinges and shims with reference marks and tighten hinge bolts.

(3) Connect latch release cable and latch connecting rod to bellcrank.

(4) Attach latch release cable to clips.

(5) Connect underhood lamp wire harness connector.

Fig. 3 Hood Components
Fig. 3 Hood Components

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